Following triumphant openings in London, Germany and Australia, the North American premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage written by Eleanor Bergstein, the author and co-producer of the phenomenally successful movie Dirty Dancing, debuts in Toronto. The production will be staged by the same acclaimed creative team as the London production, headed by director James Powell and choreographer Kate Champion.
With unforgettable songs like "Hungry Eyes," the Academy Award-winning "(I've had) the Time of My Life," and classics like "Do You Love Me?" Dirty Dancing is a popular culture icon. It is a coming of age love story involving the talented and headstrong dancer Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman. During her family's summer holiday at the popular Kellerman's resort, Baby, a doctor's daughter with dreams of joining the Peace Corps, meets Johnny, the guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Against all odds, they fall in love, learning life-changing lessons along the way.